Raasaiyya

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Raasaiyya
Raasaiyya.jpg
Release poster
Directed by P. Kannan
Produced by T. Siva
Written by R. Selvaraj
Starring Prabhu Deva
Roja
Vadivelu
Radhika
Vijayakumar
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography R. Rajarathinam
Edited by Ashok Mehtha
Production
  company
Amma Creations
Distributed by Amma Creations
Release date(s) 24 August 1995
Language Tamil

Raasaiyya is a 1995 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by debutant P. Kannan and produced by T. Siva, starring Prabhu Deva in the lead role. Roja Selvamani played the film's female lead.[1] After the film's release, it was dubbed into Hindi as Chhaila. The film revolves around the life struggle and love life of the character played by Prabhu Deva.

Story[edit]

Raasaiyya (Prabhu Deva) lives with his grandfather, Shyamsunder (Vijayakumar), a kind-hearted and honest man in a small town in rural Southern India. Shyamsunder is very easy-going and permits Raasaiyya in indulge in all kinds of precocious activities. When young and beautiful Anita (Roja) comes to stay for a few days with Shyamsunder, both Raasaiyya and she fall in love with each other, and would like to get married. But Raasaiyya is unable to assert himself, and Anita's marriage is arranged with a U.S. settled groom. Shyamsunder would like to present a decent dowry for Anita, which includes a priceless diamond necklace. Unable to bear his separation from his sweetheart, Raasaiyya decides to tell Shyamsunder about this, but before he could do so, he finds out that his biological mother, Madhavi (Raadhika), is still alive, but will not have anything to do with him. Watch what happens when Raasaiyya finally meets her and finds out the secret why she abandoned him in his childhood.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The film opened to extremely negative reviews from film critics, with a reviewer from Indolink.com noting it as "an absolute waste of time and money and above all an insult to your intelligence".[2] Raasaiyya became a box office bomb, with Prabhu Deva allegedly blaming Ilaiyaraaja's music as the reason for the film's failure.[3] The film was later dubbed to Hindi as Chhaila, following the popularity of the dubbed version of Prabhu Deva's previous film Kaadhalan as Humse Hain Muqabla.

Soundtrack[edit]

The film has hit music scored by Ilaiyaraaja with lyrics by Vaali which features songs like "Masthana Masthana" and "Kadhal Vaanile". The audio was released under the label of Time Magnetics.[4][5]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Dindukallu Ilaiyaraaja, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Arun Mozhi Vaali 5:22
2 Kadhal Vaanile S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Preethi Uttamsingh 5:41
3 Karuvattu Mano, K. S. Chithra 5:38
4 Masthana Masthana Arun Mozhi, Bhavatharini 5:53
5 Paatu Ellam Mano 6:04
6 Unna Ninaichu S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Preethi Uttamsingh 5:13

References[edit]

External links[edit]